According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2.7 million private industry workers experienced non-fatal illness and injuries while on the clock in 2020. Out of those work-related injuries and illnesses, more than 1 million of them caused the injured employees to be out of work for at least a day. While there are many causes, common workplace injuries include cuts, lacerations, punctures, strains, tears, sprains, pain, and soreness.
New York and New Jersey law requires employers to provide workers’ compensation insurance for their employees. If you experience a workplace injury, this insurance will pay for your medical treatment. A workers’ comp doctor is uniquely qualified to diagnose and treat injuries caused by workplace accidents and conditions.